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GERMANS IN GREAT COUNTER
ATTACKS ON SOMME
London. Germans delivered their
heaviest counter attack against the
British lines last night since Somme
offensive1 began, making onslaught
on front of near two miles.
Five separate attacks launched
against British positions on 3,000
yard front in region of Ginchy and
High wood after terrific bombard
ment. Large German forces were
employed, but four attacks were re
pulsed with heavy loss.
Petr6grad. Russian troops cap
tured 289 officers and 15,501 men in
a v resumption of fighting on eastern
front Captured booty includes six
cannons and 65 machine guns.
Geneva. Munich newspaper Neu
este Nachrichten reports Rumanian
troops have invaded Bulgaria and
captured city of Hustchuk.
Berlin. Rumania severed diplo
matic relations with Bulgaria at
6:30 last night.
London. Using famous German
"nutcradker" tactics, Rumanians are
pressing forward rapidly on both
wings, squeezing Austrians out of an
Austrians caught in center and in
danger of being crushed by jaws of
the "nutcracker," already have
abandoned 400 square miles of
Transylvania territory to invaders.
Dozen towns captured by Rumanians
since 'war was declared Sunday
night. So rapidly are Austrians .re
treating on the center that there has
been little heavy fighting and but few
prisoners have been taken.
Rumanian right wing, linked up
with Hungarians near Bukowina
frontier, is advancing on famous old
Hungarian city of Bistritz, 30 miles
from Rumanian frontier. Dispatch
from The Hague today said Austri
ans are preparing to evacuate Bis
tritz without battle.
Winnipeg, Man.? Half of town of
Bruno, Sask, 50 miles northwest oft
Saskatoon, destroyed by fira. 1
I SILVER ADMITS BANKS WERE
INSOLVENT FOR LONG TIME "
Adolph Silver, brother of Max Sil
ver, missing head of defunct Silver
banks, yesterday admitted to Ass't
State's Att'y Johnston that the
banks had been insolvent for more
than a year before they closed. The
books shpwed that there was never
more than $60,000 in ready cash at
the banks although the deposits
showed $150,000. The trail of Max
Silver led to Toledo last night.
Broommakers struck today when
employers would not sign the new
agreement asking for a reduction in
working hours from nine to eight
and an increase in wages from $3.50
to $4 for journeymen workers and an
increase in pay for helpers and shop
Will R. Boyer, sec'y of the union,
says the 150 journeymen and 350
helpers who walked out comprise 98
per cent of the broommakers of the
city and affects ,every shop but that
of the. United States Broom Co.,
which is a nonunion shop.
"A canvass of the city's stores
shows that 98 per cent of the hfooms
sold- in Chicago are union-made,"
CASES GO TO GRAND JURY
Investigation by special grand jury,
into cases of Edward W. Morrison
bankruptcy case and insolvent sk-
ver banks case ordered today in f ea-
eral court by Judge K. M. T,anriig
District Att'y Clyne said probes would
o o f
Ladies' Tailor union, Local 71,
meets tonight at 8, at Workers' insti
tute, 920 S. Ashland blvd.
Denver. Federal Judge Riner de
nied petition of G. A. Argue, a con
ductor, for injunction to restrain of
ficers of Order of Railway Conduc
tors from calling a strike.
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